California governor says mask mandate to end after June 15

13 Mai, 2021, 20:09 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau

Gavin Newsom on Tuesday said that starting June 15, Californians will no longer be required to wear masks in most circumstances.

"We're not wearing face coverings. We're not restricted in any way, shape, or form of doing the old things that we used to do".

He also noted that many people might continue to wear masks out of habit or for personal reasons that have nothing to do with COVID-19. The guidance says unvaccinated people should wear masks in nearly all situations where other unvaccinated people may be present.

The outlet states that Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, who is professor of medicine and an infectious disease expert at UC San Francisco, said that he believes there is still reason to be cautious about removing masks while indoors. They do not have to wear a mask outdoors, except when attending large gatherings. The proposed rules would not require employees to wear masks indoors if all workers are fully vaccinated and no one has coronavirus symptoms, the Sacramento Bee reported. But at the time, Newsom and state public health officials said the state would not lift the mask mandate after June 15.

Throughout the pandemic, California has been among the strictest states in the nation in terms of COVID-related restrictions - policies that fueled a recall campaign against Newsom.

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Newsom told FOX 11 Tuesday that the state would require masks "only for those massively large settings where people from around the world, not just around the country, are conversing".

Other than large-scale indoor events, Newsom added, the government plans to "make guidance" and "recommendations", but vows that there won't be any further mandates or restrictions on businesses. In early March, Texas became the largest state to get rid of its mask mandate, a move Newsom called "absolutely reckless." .

Fox News has reached out to the California Department of Public Health seeking more information on what statistics went into the governor's decision.

But that was more than two months ago. Since then, the rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus in California is just 1.1%, a fact Newsom cited in his interview with Fox 11, noting it is "the lowest in the nation". More than 14.6 million people are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, and another 5.1 million are partially vaccinated.

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